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Just over tv they said they sprayed pesticides to kill mosquitos and rain washed it into the lake and killed the crappies. Wonder if theres any effects on eating fish with pesticides going into the lake?

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Yes, I saw that on the News last night.

It will be interesting to see if anyone is held accountable.

I do not understand how a pesticide when properly applied could cause so much damage as a result of a rain.

If you consider the volume of water in the lake how much pesticide would you need to add to kill so many fish ?

Swimmers Beware ?

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This just goes to show how much water actually enters a lake after a rain. I get so sick of the the lake property owners that are mad about the lake being green and weedy when there lawns are fertlized every year. This is a prime example of how it affects a lake. They sprayed for bugs overnight, it then rained the following morning and mid day they had dead fish. This is how fast it can take effect. Same as fertized lawns. Even people in the middle of town that fertilize effect the amount that ends up in the lake not only lake shore owners.

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That sucks. Not to mention the long term bio-accumulation of these exotic organic chemicals in the lipids of the fish that survive! I think, as a fishing swimming boating drinking community, we need to ruffle some "land owners rights foremost" types and demand regulations. These regulations would not be overly demanding of a lake shore owner. Start with a grace period to install a buffer zone of say 10' from any lawn to the lake shore. Native vegetation would be the preferred buffer...tax credits? (I can just hear the whining from the anti-government types.) But isn't this a situation that is the very reason we have governments in the first place? Most of the damage from the lawn to lakeshore owners is much more subtle. Where it is hard to directly visualize the damage being done.

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I alos was hearing the rumor that the DNR over sprayed the lake when they sprayed the weeds.I was just wandering if anybody else had heard that?

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just another rumor for people to be mad at the DNR. They had the fished tested and found a chemical that was in all the dead crappies that was in the bug pesticide.

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I don't beleive that the DNR sprays for weeds anyway. That is usaually private group from lakeshore owners or clubs. Nothing to do with the DNR except to get permits for doing so.

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Would have been the insecticides for the skeets. Insecticides are highly toxic to critters and herbicides more toxic for the plants.

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I have heard the city has been draging there feet on putting in the proper storm water retention ponds needed to properly maintain the runoff from all the cement and asphalt that has been put in.

Now the run off never gets proper time to settle out after a heavy rain event.

May be this will help push this along.

PS I also heard that the crappie numbers are still high after the kill.

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I truely think that it will help the overall size of the fish.

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